Martyr’s Bay

From the ferry turn left, go past the cafe and you will reach Martyr's Bay or Port nam Mairtear. The granite memorial is not in memory of the 68 monks killed here by Vikings in 806AD, but of the two dozen men lost in the First and Second World Wars.

This is a beautiful beach with stunning views over to Mull and to Erraid, once the summer home of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Map of central Iona

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Martyr's Bay beach

Martyr's Bay beach